"I'm single and have never had a food garden
Any advice on ways to have very small and easily
And what could I grow? I'm in north Missouri."
1) It's not too late to grow some food in a north Missouri garden this
year. The time for most Summer crops has come and gone, but a Fall
garden of brocolli, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, lettuce, and onions
is still possible! First-timers usually have better success with
transplants than seeds, so get thyself to the garden center or local
fed-n-seed toward month/s end to see what you can get.
2) Small gardens are also easily maintained gardens, so you/re in
luck!. Better to have a small, well-tended garden than one too large
that suffers from neglect.
With a spade (to scrap off the sod) and potato fork (to loosen /
crumble the soil), you could easily create a 4' x 20' garden in less
than two hours. If it/s been dry, water the area for about an hour in
the morning, then plan on working the soil the day after.
3) What you can still grow this year will depend on the average date
of the first frost in your area.
Looks like the average first frost date is Oct 10 in extreme north MO,
so you still have 92 growing days, if you hurry.